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 In the News, September 25, 2017 

Conventions give city a boost, chance to boast

Nearly 300 mayors and city officials from across North Carolina here this week for the N.C. League of Municipalities three-day conference ending today at the Greenville Convention Center hope to prosper from their time spent here — and Greenville expects to prosper from their visit. “We’re very excited to once again host the mayors and city officials at their conference since their last visit in 2009,” said Rhesa Tucker, CEO of the convention center.

Leaders say community is progressing

Lexington Mayor Newell Clark and Steve Shell, vice chairman of the Davidson County Board of Commissioners, spoke about progress and positiveness during the annual “State of the Community” breakfast on Friday morning at the Third Street Event Center in Lexington. During the event, Clark named some of the achievements that have been accomplished in the city within the past year. Clark highlighted the development in the Depot District, including the addition of the Breeden Insurance Amphitheater as well as the recent purchase of one of the former Lexington Home Brand buildings by Bull City Ciderworks.

Garner’s new Town Hall was a long time coming because ‘we did it right’

The Town of Garner celebrated its past, present and future this week as town officials cut a blue-and-white ribbon to officially open its new Town Hall. For years, the southern Wake County town used borrowed space before dedicating a town hall as part of a local government complex – library, town hall and police department. Town Council member Ken Marshburn said the building was a result of good citizens, good government and a good future.

In This N.C. Town, a Model for Rebuilding Is Taking Shape

As Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas in late August, a group of architects, landscape architects, designers, emergency management professionals, first responders and community members huddled into a county administration building to talk hurricane recovery. The group wasn’t in Houston — they were more than 1,000 miles away, in Princeville, North Carolina. In 2016, floods that followed Hurricane Matthew devastated the small town, and the designers and residents were gathered for a five-day workshop on strengthening Princeville’s resiliency in the face of future storms, both through infrastructure changes and economic development.